This is probably old news for many of you and if you have a ton of those chunky indie glitters this might not be interesting to you at all. I believe there’s also a few of you out there that don’t own any glitter bombs yet and for you guys this post might be useful. So here’s a little tutorial of how I apply a polish that is packed with glitter and the products I love to use to get the best possible result. Nail polish I used for this is the first bottle of Jindie Nails I ever bought, Barney Blew Up.
Before I start I usually turn the bottle upside down for a few minutes and shake it lightly.
Here I have applied one coat of polish. I have a UV-gel coating protecting my nails so I don’t use any base coat. For the first coat I don’t try to get too much glitter. In fact I usually try to get as little as possible. Just apply a thin, even coat of polish.
Now I’ve applied the second coat and for that I try to get a good amount of glitter too. It’s important to let each coat dry for a little bit before applying the next. If you try to work too fast you might drag some of the bigger glitters out of place. With this polish you can easily stop here, especially if you have shorter nails. I went for a third coat.
So here’s three coats of Jindie Nails Barney Blew Up. I usually apply three coats cos I love the sandwich effect that these crelly based polishes have. But as you can see three coats can be a little rough looking. It’s not that bad IRL, camera makes it look a little bumpier than it actually is. So if you don’t mind feeling some of the glitter through your top coat you can just add your top coat right now or continue to the next step.
I like a smoother result myself so I use Nail Pattern Boldness Glitter Food. This stuff is AMAZING!! It smooths these glitter bombs so nicely. I can’t live without it anymore and just ordered another bottle so there’s no risk of running out of it. So here is one coat of Glitter Food on top of the glitter polish. It dries a little cloudy so you will need to use a top coat of your choice to get your manicure to shine again.
And here’s the top coat added to the nail. As you can see the shine comes right back on. I used HK Girl Fast Drying + Super Shiny top coat. It is actually so shiny it made my camera freak out a little, hence the blurry photo :P I have a review of this top coat coming later on after I have tested it a little more. I can say though that I’m already so convinced about it’s greatness that I just ordered two more bottles ;)
So this is how I apply these lovely glitter bombs I have grown so fond of. I just wanted to share this especially with those of my readers who are interested in polishes like this but don’t own any yet. Now you know what to expect with the application. These types of polishes don’t apply like your good quality creme or shimmer polish and these take a little more patience. So when I say in my reviews that this polish applied well I mean well for a glitter bomb. This is by no means rocket science but it still has it’s own little tricks :)
***Glitter Food was sent for review/Glitter Food saatu ilmaiseksi kokeiltavaksi